According to reports, the move is to comply with tougher cybersecurity measures that bolster control over the collection and movement of Chinese users’ data, and can also grant the government unprecedented access to foreign companies’ technology.
The new measure forces companies to store information within the country has already led some to tap cloud computing providers with more local server capacity.
The US technology company said it will build the centre in the southern province of
In a report by Reuters, an
“The addition of this data centre will allow us to improve the speed and reliability of our products and services while also complying with newly passed regulations,” said the company in a statement. “Apple has strong data privacy and security protections in place and no backdoors will be created into any of our systems.”
Chinese authorities noted that the law is not designed to put foreign firms at a disadvantage and that it was necessary to thwart threats of cyber-attacks and terrorism.
Other foreign firms that oversee cloud businesses, including Amazon.com and
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